James Ferrando is a British experimental particle physicist, and staff scientist at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) in Hamburg, Germany.

James was an undergraduate student at the University of Oxford and also completed his D. Phil in Particle Physics there. James was a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Glasgow (2003-2007,2011-2016) and University of Oxford (2007-2011), spending time based at DESY (2003-2007).

James has been a member of the ZEUS collaboration since 2001 studying measurements of proton structure and searches for new physics using deep inelastic scattering data from electron-proton collisions. Since 2009 he has been a member of the ATLAS< collaboration studying production of top quarks and played a
leading role in searches for new physics in events with top quarks by ATLAS during Run 1 (2009-2013)of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and at the beginning of Run 2 (2015). His current primary research interests are precise experimental tests of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD) and measurements of proton structure with LHC data. James is also interested in particle physics phenomenology, especially QCD fits to extract parton distribution functions and global fits of top-quark measurement data to constrain new physics via effective field theory.

As a European physicist with Peruvian roots, James is delighted to participate in the LA-CoNGA capacity building project.