Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra
Dr. (Mrs) Ela Rout
Assistant Professor, Physics
M.Sc.(Phy); Ph.D.
Contact Address
Permanent Address At- Bari Malliaghai, Po- Bari Kalamatia Via- Bari Cuttack, Dist- Jajpur Pin- 755003, Odisha, India
Local Address Qr No: C-II/05, Outer Campus Near BIT Hospital Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi- 835215, Jharkhand, India
Phone (Office)
Phone Residence 08986800150
Email Id ;
Joined Institute on : 16-Jul-2010

  Work Experience
Teaching : 13 Years

Research : 18 Years

  Professional Background
  • Assistant Professor at Department of  Physics, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi from July 16, 2010 to till date.
  • DST-Women Scientist at Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, from Mar 2007 to Feb 2010.
  • Guest Lecturer & Research Scholar at Department of Physics, National Institute of Technology, Rourkela, from July 2004 to March 2007.
  Research Areas
  • Biopolymeric solids and their composites
  • Dielectrics
  • Electroceramics
  • Proton conducting Solid oxide fuel cell
  • Solid oxide electrolyzer cells


  Award and Honours
  • Research fellow of INTI International university Malaysia (1st June 2023 – 31st Dec 2025) (non-financial award)
  • Fast track young scientist award from DST, New Delhi
  • Women Scientist (WOS-A) award from DST, New Delhi




Year 2023

  1. Machine Learning Advent and Derivative Discontinuity of DFT Functionals Over Gap State Predictions Among ACeO3 (A= Ba2+, Sr2+, Ca2+, Mg2+) Proton Conductors, Vignesh, D., and Ela Rout, Computational Materials Science 231, 112583  (2024)
  2. Technological Challenges and Advancement in Proton Conductors: A Review; Vignesh, D., and Ela Rout, ACS Energy & Fuels, 37, 3428-3469 (2023)

Year 2022

  1. “Structural and Electrophysical Perturbations in Y3+ Doped BaCeO3 Proton Conducting Electrolyte: A First Principles Approach” ?D, Vignesh ; Ela Rout, Computational Condensed Matter 33, e00763 (2022)
  2. "Factors Constituting Proton Trapping in BaCeO3 and BaZrO3 Perovskite Proton Conductors in Fuel Cell Technology: A Review"  D, Vignesh ; Sonu, Bibek; Rout, Ela,  ACS Energy & Fuels 36,7219-7244 (2022)

Year 2021

  1. Structural, thermal stability and electrical conductivity of zirconium substituted barium cerate ceramics, B K Sonu, E Sinha, Journal of Alloys and Compounds     860, 158471 (2021)

Year 2020

  1.  Correlation between experimental and theoretical study of scheelite and wolframite-type tungstates, P Yadav, Prabal Dev Bhuyan, SK Rout, Yogesh Sonvane, Sanjeev K Gupta, E Sinha, Materials Today Communications, 101417 (2020)
  2.  Structural and dielectric properties of Cu-doped α-ZnMoO 4 ceramic system for enhanced green light emission and potential microwave applications, SK Tiwari, A Singh, P Yadav, BK Sonu, R Verma, SK Rout, E Sinha, Journal of Materials Science, 1-9 (2020)

Year 2019

  1. Investigation of proton conductivity in Sc and Yb co-doped barium zirconate ceramics, A Satapathy,E Sinha, SK Rout Materials Research Express 6 (5), 056305 (2019)
  2. Structural, photophysical and microwave dielectric properties of α-ZnMoO4 phosphor, P Yadav, E Sinha Journal of Alloys and Compounds 795, 446-452 (2019)
  3. A comparative proton conductivity study on Yb-doped BaZrO3 perovskite at intermediate temperatures under wet N2 environment, A Satapathy, E Sinha Journal of Alloys and Compounds 772, 675-682 (2019)
  4. Conduction and relaxation phenomena in barium zirconate ceramic in wet N2 environment, A Satapathy, E Sinha Journal of Alloys and Compounds 811   (2019)
  5. Structural and proton conductivity study of BaZr1-xRExO3-δ(RE = Dy, Sm) ceramics for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell electrolyte, A Satapathy, E Sinha, SK Rout, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 1-11 (2019)


Year 2018

  1. Optical band gap and photoluminescence studies of samarium-doped barium zirconate perovskite prepared by solid state reaction route, A Satapathy, E Sinha, Journal of Applied Spectroscopy 84 (6), 948-953 (2018)
  2. Relaxor-ferroelectric BaLnZT (Ln= La, Nd, Sm, Eu, and Sc) ceramics for actuator and energy storage application, SK Ghosh, K Mallick, B Tiwari, E Sinha, SK Rout, Materials Research Express 5 (1), 015509 (2018)

Year 2017

  1. Study of structural and optical properties of CaMoOceramic synthesized by solid state reaction route, E. Sinha  and P. Yadav, Ferroelectrics 517,1-7 (2017)
  2. Correlation between optical properties and environmental parameter of ZnWO4 ceramic using complex chemical bond theory, P. Yadav, S. K. Rout and E. Sinha, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 726, 1014-1023 (2017 )
  3. Experimental and Theoretical Study on Electronic and Optical Properties of MgWO4, Prabal  Dev Bhuyan, Deobrat Singh, Shivam Kansara, Pritam Yadav, Sanjeev K. Gupta, Yogesh Sonvane, Sanjeeb K. Rout, E.Sinha,  Journal of Material Science, 52, 4934-4943 (2017)

Year 2015- 2008

  1. Effect of Neodymium on Optical Bandgap and Microwave Dielectric Properties of Barium Zirconate Ceramic, S.Parida, A Satapathy, E. Sinha, Anurag Bisen, and S.K. Rout Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46A, 1277-1285, (2015)
  2. Structural, optical band gap, microwave dielectric properties and dielectric resonator antenna studies of Ba1-xLa2x/3ZrO3 (0≤x≤0.1) A. Bisen, A. Satapathy, S. Parida, E.Sinha, S.K. Rout , M. Kar, Journal of Alloys and Compounds6151006-1012, (2014)
  3. Structural, optical and microwave dielectric properties of Sr1−xCaxWO4 ceramics prepared by the solid state reaction route, Nidhi Khobragade, Ela Sinha, S.K. Rout, Manoranjan Kar, Ceramics International, 39, 2013, 9627-9635 (2013)
  4. Structural, optical and microwave dielectric properties of Ba1− xSrxWO4 ceramics prepared by solid state reaction route, A Priya, E Sinha, SK Rout, Solid State Sciences 20, 40-45 (2013)
  5. Dielectric Resonant Antenna Studies of Dysprosium Doped Barium Zirconate Ceramic, S. Parida,  Anurag Bisen, E. Sinha & S. K. Rout, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance 22, 2634-2640 (2013)
  6. Impact of plasma treatment on jute fibre structure, wettability and flexural strength of its composite, E. Sinha, S.Panigrahi, Journal of composite materials 43 (17) 1791-1802 (2009)
  7. Influence of fibre surface treatment on structural, thermal and mechanical properties of jute fibre and composite, E. Sinha, S.K Rout Bull. Mater. Sci 32(1) 1-12 (2009)
  8. Effect of cold plasma treatment on macromolecular structure, thermal and mechanical behavior of jute fibre, E.Sinha Journal of Industrial Textile 38(4) 317-339 (2009)
  9. Effect of neutron irradiation on structural, thermal and mechanical properties of jute fibre, E.Sinha, S.K Rout, Journal of Applied polymer science 110, 413-423 (2008)
  10. Study of the structural and thermal properties of plasma treated jute fibres, E.Sinha, S.K Rout, PK Barhai, Applied Physics A 92, 283-290 (2008)Influence of fibre surface treatment on structural, thermal and mechanical properties of jute fibre,  E.Sinha, S.K Rout, Journal of Material Science, 43, 2590-2601 (2008)


Publications in peer reviewed Journals (non-SCI)


  1. “Analysis of Symmetry Variation as a Function of Rare Earth Dopant Concentration in Proton Conducting Solid Oxide Fuel Cells” D, Vignesh ; Rout, Ela, Materials Today: Proceedings 66 3416-3421 (2022)
  2.  “Influence of scandium codoping on the stability of barium cerate electrolyte” Bibek Kumar Sonu, Ujjwal Kumar Bhadra, Ela Rout, Materials Today: Proceedings, 2023.
  3. “Scandium co-doped Barium Cerate: Fast and Stable Electrolyte for Intermediate Temperature PC-SOFC” Bibek Kumar Sonu, Ela Rout AIP Proceedings, 2023 (in press).
  Current Sponsored Projects

1.  DST SERB FAST TRACK PROJECT "Effect of rare earth element on structural,dielectric and optical properties of BaZrO3" Amount: Rs 20,00800/, Date Of Sanctioned: 23.08.2013, involvement: PI, Duration: 3 years (completed)

2. DEPARTMENT OF ATOMIC ENERGY(DAE) BRNS PROJECT "Development of Bismuth based materials for Piezoelectric Microsystem in Robotic Applications" Amount: Rs 33,72,900/, Date Of Sanctioned: 21.04.2016, involvement: COPI, Duration: 3 years (completed)

3. DST SERB PROJECT "Development of rare earth modified barium zirconate as an efficient proton conducting material at intermediate temperature" Amount: Rs 29,68,295/, Date Of Sanctioned: 14.03.2017, involvement: PI, Duration: 3 years (completed)

  Text and Reference Books

Reference book;

      1. Structure- Property correlation of jute fibre and its composite, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN No- 978-3-8383-9840-2 

Book Chapters;

  1. Title of the book ‘Energy Materials: Structure, Properties, and Applications’ Chapter 1 ‘Proton Conductors: Physics and Technological Advancements for PC-SOFC’  D. Vignesh and Ela Rout, springer nature publisher. ISBN: 978-981-99-3865-0, ISBN: 978-981-99-3866-7 (eBook)
  2. Title of the book ‘Energy Materials: Structure, Properties, and Applications’ Chapter 6 ‘Proton Mobility in Solid Electrolyte: The Heart of Fuel Cell’  Bibek Kumar Sonu, Gayatri Dash, and Ela Rout, springer nature publisher. ISBN: 978-981-99-3865-0, ISBN: 978-981-99-3866-7 (eBook)
  3. Title of the book ‘Metal Oxide-based High -K Dielectrics: Fundamentals and Applications’ Chapter 13 ‘Multipurpose Polymer Dielectric Materials and Composites for Advanced Energy Applications’  D. Vignesh, Ela Rout, CRC Taylor & Francis 2022 ISBN in process
  4. BaZrO3 based Ceramics and Ceramic Composites as Smart Materials for Advanced Applications’ Bentham Science Publisher 2023 (accepted).
  Member, Editorial Board
MEMBERSHIP NUMBER: 33151743, American Chemical Society(ACS)