Venkatesh Gude received his Ph. D. in Chemistry from Assam University-Silchar in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. Nandiraju V S Rao. Subsequently, he moved to Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER)-Kolkata to work as a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Prasun Kumar Mandal. Since 2017, he is a post-doctoral researcher working with Prof. Kumar Biradha in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur. His research interests include optical properties of soft matter, in particular, liquid crystals, carbon dots etc. and mechanical properties of fluorescent organic single crystals.