Michael Mandell, a professor of mathematics at Indiana University Bloomington's College of Arts and Sciences, has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society.

Mandell is a highly regarded scholar of topology, the mathematical study of shapes and spaces, and in particular of the branch called homotopy theory, the study of pairs of mathematical objects that can be continuously deformed into each other.

An IU faculty member since 2005, Mandell earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Chicago and a B.S. in mathematics from Yale University. He was an Eisenbud Professor at the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2014 and held a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship from 1998 to 2002. He has served on the editorial boards of Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society and Homology, Homotopy and Applications.