Gary Albarelli directs public information and library services at the research institute. Albarelli came to the FIPR Institute in 1992, where he managed library operations before assuming his current post in 2010.

Albarelli provides guidance on research proposals and projects, including engineering, technical and strategic recommendations. In addition, he provides services to researchers and industry professionals seeking information related to the phosphate industry.

Albarelli helps to oversee intellectual property and contract issues for the institute, working with researchers, contractors and patent attorneys.  In addition, he advises on student research projects and works with university faculty on special projects.

Albarelli holds a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of South Florida in Tampa. He earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. He also attended Harvard University from 1980-1984.

In the 1980s, he worked as a mechanical engineer at the Missile Systems Laboratories at the Raytheon Co., where he served as lead mechanical project engineer for the PATRIOT missile Tactical Software Development Facility, and as a Lead Mechanical Project Engineer for RCA Automated Systems, both in Massachusetts.

Albarelli has co-authored three comprehensive bibliographies on beneficiation, phosphate deposits and phosphatic clay.