Mr Dunstan was supported in the University project by Prof. Andrew Heyes, Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, Prof. Michael Fagan, Professor of Medical and Biological Engineering, and Ian Dobson, Consultancy Manager in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
Prof. Miriam Johnson, a Professor of Palliative Medicine at the Hull York Medical School, also provided her expertise as part of the tests.
The project builds on the University of Hull’s existing expertise surrounding protective face shields for frontline workers.
A team of engineers at the University, supported by a collaboration of schools, colleges and businesses across the region, have so far manufactured and supplied more than 20,000 face shields to NHS and healthcare staff.
Over £80,000 has been raised by a crowdfunding campaign to support the project, with more than 1,000 donations from the community.
Mr Dunstan said being able to play his own part in the University’s response to the pandemic had been a privilege.
He said: “You see on the news every day all these people who are out helping, so to be able to be part of that and not just watch things happen has been fantastic.
“It has really given me a lift, and I know the rest of the team involved feel the same way.
“I have been looking at little drops of water down a microscope for more than 20 years now, and for the first time this really feels like a project which will make a difference and has real meaning.”