Professor Asma Ismail is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Innovation) of Universiti Sains Malaysia. She has very impressive credentials, both academically and through her breakthrough inventions. Her push for R-D-C-E mindset among her students and fellow lecturers spurred an increase in research and development activities in USM, with some having potential for commercialisation. (Note: R-D-C-E stands for Research, Development, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship).
Prof Asma would be a prime candidate for the post of Vice Chancellor for USM. All the best to her.