Lucas Müller is a historian of science and medicine in the 20th century. His research analyzes the interplay of scientific knowledge, expertise, and politics, focusing on the institutions and practices of international research in the postcolonial world. His current project concerns the global history of toxic substances at the intersection of cancer research, nutrition science, chemistry, and agricultural research since 1960 in Great Britain, Kenya, India, and the United States. His research also draws on methods in science and technology studies, environmental history, and international history.
Lucas is a PhD candidate in the doctoral program in history, anthropology, and science, technology, and society (HASTS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Lucas received a BSc and an MSc in chemistry from ETH Zurich and a master’s degree in history of science, medicine, and technology from Imperial College and University College London. His research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council and the National Science Foundation.