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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
Bindes, M.M.M., Cardoso, V.L., Reis, M.H.M. & Boffito, D.C. (2019). Maximisation of the polyphenols extraction yield from green tea leaves and sequential clarification. Journal of Food Engineering, 241, 97-104. Retrieved from
Journal article
Menezes Maciel Bindes, M., Hespanhol Miranda Reis, M., Luiz Cardoso, V. & Boffito, D.C. (2019). Ultrasound-assisted extraction of bioactive compounds from green tea leaves and clarification with natural coagulants (chitosan and Moringa oleífera seeds). Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 51, 111-119. Retrieved from
Journal article
Darabi Mahboub, M.J., Wright, J., Boffito, D.C., Dubois, J.-L. & Patience, G.S. (2018). Cs, V, Cu Keggin-type catalysts partially oxidize 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol to methacrylic acid. Applied Catalysis A: General, 554, 105-116. Retrieved from
Journal article
Elfiad, A., Boffito, D.C., Khemassia, S., Galli, F., Chegrouche, S. & Meddour-Boukhobza, L. (2018). Eco-friendly synthesis from industrial wastewater of Fe and Cu nanoparticles over NaX zeolite and activity in 4-nitrophenol reduction. Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 96(7), 1566-1575. Retrieved from

Supervision at Polytechnique


  • 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 | 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.