- Dr. Murakami earned a best presentation award, Mr. Sakuda earned a best poster award, Mr. Tejima and Mr. Yasui earned poster awards at Pacrim 13, No. 14 session.
- Mr. Zhang, and Mr. Tejima earned poster awards at the annual meeting of the ceramic society of Japan.
- Mr. Zhang earned a poster award at the young scientist meeting of the MEXT Grant-in-Aid "Scientific Research on Innovative Areas: Synthesis of Mixed-Anion Compounds towards Novel Functionalities".
- Dr. Murakami joined our group. Also, four students joined our group.
- Dr. Niwa moved to Mie University
- The paper written by Mr. Uno earned "The Ceramic Society of Japan Best Student Paper Award in 2018".
- Dr. Raghvendra joined our group as a visiting researcher.