It gives me great pleasure to introduce the structural retrofit research group at the Institute for Infrastructure Engineering of Western Sydney University. The group is a combination of academics, our research collaborators from industry and other universities, highly talented and energetic PhD students and some of our best undergraduate honour students. From time to time we have the pleasure of having academic staff of other universities joining us for a limited time as visitors. We work on a range of interesting topics such as Post earthquake Fire, Reliability and Damage Assessment of Reinforced Concrete, Strengthening using Advanced FRP Composites and Cold-Formed Steel Structures. We are actively publishing our work in journals and international conference proceedings. Most of our past PhD graduates have still kept their connection with the group and are very successful individuals, well respected in the industry and academia. We as a group welcome newcomers and have a range of funding initiatives and scholarships available to offer from time to time to those interested in joining us. If you wish to get more information or details of how to join please contact me via email. I will be more than pleased to respond.