Dr. John Rapaglia originally joined the CRSLR group in August 2008. During his three-year post-doctoral stint at CAU, his research focused on non-linear ship wakes and their effect on coastal zones, submarine groundwater discharge and saltwater intrusion in coastal zones, and salt marsh response to sea level rise.
In 2012, John began a tenure track professorship at Sacred Heart University, in Fairfield, CT USA during which time he helped to re-develop a living shoreline along the coast of Long Island Sound.
In 2015, John left the USA for Germany as he missed Kiel, and although he started a mid-sized business in Kiel, he maintained a fairly active teaching and research profile in Dingle, Ireland and Venice, Italy.
John rejoined the CRSLR team in summer 2022, and recently visited Seychelles as a member of the Project Adjust team.
Research interests include: submarine groundwater discharge, coastal hydrology and hydrogeology, coastal erosion, really good food.