Visit to QUB by the President of The Institution of Structural Engineers

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar


Matt Byatt gave his talk to QUB students as the 102nd President of the Institution of Structural Engineers on 13th October 2023 in the David Keir Building at QUB.

Matt talked about his journey to becoming a structural engineer, and how he would like to use his experience of this “unconventional route” to make it accessible for anyone with the appropriate aptitude to join the profession.

He also shared his passion for safety; climate; equality, diversity and inclusion; and mentoring.

Matt is a Co-Founder and Director at Subteno, a company built upon the simple premise of providing engineering solutions that are fully considered, inherently safe and considerate of the environment. Matt is responsible for the technical running of their South Norfolk office.

He is a consulting engineer with widespread experience across the commercial, retail, and industrial sectors in the UK, as well as specialising in brownfield modifications of offshore structures.

Matt has been actively involved with the Institution since the mid 1990’s serving on numerous panels and committees as well as being East Anglian Regional Group Chairman twice, serving on Council and the Board.

Matt progressed from becoming an Incorporated Engineer in 1995, to Chartered in 2005 and a Fellow in 2015. In 2014 he was presented with the Institution’s Lewis Kent Award.
Period13 Oct 2023
Event titleInstutution of Structural Engineers Presidential Visit to QUB 2023: 102nd President Matt Byatt delivered a talk, followed by a Q&A session with QUB students
Event typeOther
LocationBelfast, United KingdomShow on map


  • IStructE
  • President
  • Structural
  • Engineer