Jiří Zemánek and Kristian Hengster-Movric visited several research labs in the USA

In particular, three research labs were visited:

* Control of Miniaturized Systems group at University of Maryland chaired by Prof. Benjamin Shapiro

* Dynamical Systems and Nonlinear Control Theory group at UC Santa Barbara chaired by Prof. Igor Mezic

* MicroScale Bioseparations Laboratory at Rochester Institute of Technology chaired by Prof. Blanca H. Lapizco Encinas

The mission was to introduce our work in the domain of distributed micromanipulation by shaping electric and magnetic fields to the key scientists in the field with the ultimate motivation to start some collaboration by means of joint papers or even grants.