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Research interests and affiliations

Research interests
  •  Heterogeneous catalysis: synthesis, characterization and activity
  •  Catalysts for reactions in liquid and gas phase
  •  Synthesis of catalysts by sol-gel, impregnation, micronization, spray-drying, ultrasound
  •  Process Intensification
  •  Ultrasound to accelerate chemical and physical processes
  •  Acoustic cavitation by ultrasound
  •  Reactivity under ultrasound
  •  Sonocatalysis
  •  Biomass conversion into fuels and chemicals
  •  Reaction mechanisms for the transformation of biomass
  •  Photocatalysis and advanced oxidation processes
  •  Hydrodynamic cavitation
  •  Microwaves
Expertise type(s) (NSERC subjects)
  • 1801 Reaction fundamentals and reactor design
  • 1805 Transport processes
  • 1808 Rheology and processing
  • 2018 Synthesis
  • 2303 Other sources of energy (solar, wind, etc.)
  • 3405 Catalysis, kinetics
  • 3605 Inorganic photochemistry
  • 3607 Catalysis
  • 3707 Kinetics, reactive intermediaries and mechanisms of reactions


Recent publications
Journal article
Naeem, M.M., Al-Sakkari, E.G., Boffito, D.C., Gadalla, M.A. & Ashour, F.H. (2021). One-pot conversion of highly acidic waste cooking oil into biodiesel over a novel bio-based bi-functional catalyst. Fuel, 283, 16 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Fouad, M., Gar Alalm, M., El-Etriby, H.K., Boffito, D.C., Ookawara, S., Ohno, T. & Fujii, M. (2021). Visible-light-driven photocatalytic disinfection of raw surface waters (3005000 CFU/mL) using reusable coated Ru/WO3/ZrO2. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 402, 9 pages. Retrieved from
Journal article
Bindes, M.M.M., Terra, N.M., Patience, G.S., Boffito, D.C., Cardoso, V.L. & Reis, M.H.M. (2020). Asymmetric Al2O3 and PES/Al2O3 hollow fiber membranes for green tea extract clarification. Journal of Food Engineering, 277. Retrieved from
Journal article
Patience, G.S. & Boffito, D.C. (2020). Distributed production: Scale‐up vs experience. Journal of Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, 2(2). Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • Ph.D. Thesis (1)

    • Ma, Z. (2019). Partial Oxidation of Methane to Syngas Over Noble Metal Catalysts Supported by Fecralloy Fibre (Ph.D. Thesis, Polytechnique Montréal). Retrieved from
  • Master's Thesis (1)

    • Louyot, P. (2017). Synthèse de catalyseur de Fischer-Tropsch assistée par ultrasons (Master's Thesis, École Polytechnique de Montréal). Retrieved from

News about Daria Camilla Boffito

NEWS | November 8, 2019
Donna Strickland, co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2018, meets the Polytechnique community | Read
NEWS | June 14, 2018
Practices of granting authorship: «Nature» takes an interest in the work of two Polytechnique Montréal professors | Read

Press review about Daria Camilla Boffito

February 2, 2018, Scientific Reports, Sustainable manufacture of insect repellents derived from Nepeta cataria Une étude sur le paludisme réalisée par Gregory Patience et Daria Camilla Boffito, professeurs au Département de génie chimique à Polytechnique Montréal, et leurs collaborateurs Federico Galli et Nicolas A. Patience.